The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 21
WHAT: Car vs. Semi (PERSONAL INJURY)
WHERE: Interstate 57 At Milepost 318
WHEN: December 8, 2013 7:18. PM
VEHICLES: UNIT ONE: 2005 Honda Accord
UNIT TWO: 2002 Peterbilt Semi
DRIVERS: UNIT ONE: Tiffany A. Martinez, Darien IL, 22
UNIT TWO: Ardell R. Nolan, Wisconsin Rapids WI, 54
CAUSE: Too Fast for Conditions/ Failure to Reduce Speed
TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit one was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries.
PRELIMINARY: Unit one was traveling northbound on Interstate 57 at milepost 317. Unit two was traveling southbound on Interstate 57 at milepost 317. The driver of unit one lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway into the center median. Unit one then entered the southbound lanes and was struck by unit two. The impact from the crash forced unit one back into the center median. The driver of unit one had to be extricated from the vehicle.
CHARGES: Too Fast for Conditions/Failure to Reduce Speed
Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.